The Cochise County Sheriff's Office arrested 15 people in April in connection with several burglaries in the Hereford and Palominas area.

Courtesy of Cochise County Sheriff's Office

Cochise County Sheriff's Office officials arrested 15 people in connection with a string of burglaries that took place in the Hereford and Palominas area during the last several months, officials said Friday.

Between April 12 and April 25, the sheriff office's special operations division began investigating the burglaries and served search warrants on homes in Hereford and Sierra Vista, said department spokeswoman, Carol Capas.

During the warrants, drugs and stolen property was seized and recovered and leads have been developed linking the suspects to additional crimes, including burglaries, thefts and drug trafficking, Capas said.

Suspects arrested include, Melissa Livingston, 45; Matthew Mullins, 29; Jovan Ramirez, 29; Iris Muse, 67; Joshua Wilson, 44; John Henson, 54; Wendy Potoski, 58; Mathew McBride, 52; Cheyenne Burton, 21; Jorge Ramirez , 33; Raymon Lopez, 29; Ruben Villalobos, 29; Nathan  Kinney , 59; and Sarey Stark, 21.

For individual booking information on each suspect, visit the Arizona Daily Star's Mug shot gallery.

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